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Antique Silver and Ebony Italian Rosary, Ex Saint Katharine Drexel

DESCRIPTION: A large ebony bead rosary with silver crucifix from the estate of Saint Katharine Drexel. The rosary has 59 round, black ebony beads connected with linked chain and terminating in a silver crucifix with “Italy” stamped on the lower back. Very good condition, dating from the late 19th to early 20th C. PROVENANCE: The Dahlgren, Drexel, Wharton Estate. This crucifix is part of a larger collection of rosary beads, crosses and bracelets with Catholic medallions, each belonging to... Click for details


Burmese Red Lacquer Offering Vessel, Hsun-ok

DESCRIPTION: From our Southeast Asia Collection, a classic, medium size 19th century Burmese Hsun-ok constructed of wood and coiled bamboo strips that were first lacquered in black, and then covered in successive layers of cinnabar colored lacquer called hinthabada. Over time, through use and handling, the cinnabar lacquer wears off in some areas to reveal the black lacquer base coat underneath, resulting in an attractive negoro effect. This particular vessel has thick, stepped shoulders and... Click for details

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11.5" Antique Cast Iron Garden Tiller Wheel, Industrial/Garden Art

DESCRIPTION: A swirling, cast iron rotary tiller wheel with ten spokes spiraling from the center. These old, artful farm implements make wonderful authentic accessories for today’s Industrial, Country, or Farmhouse Décors. They also make delightful garden accents. Please see the last photo for size comparison with our 14” tiller, #A-MTL7. Light rust covering, extremely sturdy, no repairs. DIMENSIONS: 11.5” diameter.


Tall, Elegant Santos Cage Doll

DESCRIPTION: A stately santos cage doll (a Virgin Mary bastidor) with blue bodice and hand carved head with glass eyes, the face with a beautiful, peaceful expression. Her arms are articulated at the shoulder and elbow, and eight wooden slats form the frame. A lovely santos, good condition, minor paint chips. DIMENSIONS: 29'' high x 12.5'' wide at the base.


Chinese Scholar’s Cloisonné Calligraphy Brush

DESCRIPTION: An attractive scholar’s brush, the cloisonné handle having colorful vine and floral designs on a black ground. The ferrule and tip are both crafted from turned wood while natural bristles form the full brush. In excellent condition, this is a handsome, well made brush dating from the early 20th C. DIMENSIONS: 13.5" long (34.2 cm).


Fine Antique Oak Splint Tennessee Gizzard Basket

DESCRIPTION: A hand woven gizzard basket, c. 1890-1900, originating from Crossville, Tennessee. Gizzard baskets, sometimes known as the bow basket or egg basket, are made forming the handle and rim first, then are lashed together to form a frame. Into this lashing, ribs are inserted which hold the weaving that forms the shell of the basket. Gizzard baskets are the “Cadillac” of white oak baskets and are prized by collectors, being difficult to make and time-consuming. This basket has the... Click for details


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